Subject (Course): The Southern African Customs Union (SACU). Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Southern
African Customs Union (SACU)
- Structure and Institutions of the SACU
- Technical Liaison Committees: Agricultural, customs, trade and industry, transport, and finance.
- History of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
- Economic Profile of the SACU Region
- The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Agreement
- Trade Facilitation in the SACU region
- Customs Development Programme
- Revenue Management
- Custom Policy
- Common External Tariffs
- Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with other blocks
- India-Southern Africa Customs Union
- SACU-EFTA Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
- Negotiations: Agreements with the MERCOSUR, the European Union (EU), the United States, the East African Community, and China.
- Policy Development and Research
- SACU Statistical Database
- COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
Free Trade Agreement European Union (EU)-Southern African
Development Community (SACU). Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Free Trade Agreement EU-Southern
African Development Community
- The liberalisation of international trade
The objectives of the subject “The Southern African Customs Union (SACU)” are:
- To understand the purposes, structure, and committees of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the oldest customs union in the world
- To assess the benefits for member countries and areas of cooperation
- To learn about the Socio-economic context of the countries of Southern African region
- To analyse the Customs Union agreement
- To know trade facilitation and liberalisation programs of SACU
- To know SACU's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
Sample of the subject - Southern African Customs Union (SACU):
Subject Description (The Southern African Customs Union
In 1920 was created the first Customs Union of the history: the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), formed by Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland;
all they are also members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The Headquarters of the Southern African Customs Union are in Namibia.
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) focuses on facilitating:
- Regional Integration between Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South
Africa, and Swaziland
- Common Customs Area
- Intra-regional trade among SACU members (Free movement of products, cross-border movement of goods, common external tariff, anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard duties, fair competition, Import and Export Prohibitions and Restrictions, Technical Barriers to Trade, the Agricultural
Products, and Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Measures)
- Economic diversification.
- Investment opportunities (FDI)
- Common policies and strategies (industry, trade, agriculture, competition, unfair practices, and the Common Revenue Pool)
Preferential Trade Agreement MERCOSUR-Southern African Customs Union (SACU): Not in force.
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) belongs to the Southern African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.
Logistics in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) region.
- Corridors: Beira-Lobito, Tripoli-Windhoek, Cairo-Gaborone, and Lobito Corridor
- The nearest ports: Port of Walvis Bay and Port of Durban
Regional Economic Communities (Trade and Market Integration):